Stay for hours with a big latte, an outlet and plenty of natural light
You know the atmosphere is exactly what you’re looking for when you notice the baristas post photos of the lamest latte art around on their site. This casual cafe has a friendly vibe — exactly what you want when you plan to camp out in the corner near the outlet and use the free Wi-Fi for hours.
There are plenty of tables here, but the regulars will still fill them up on weekend mornings and early afternoons. (You should still be able to snag a spot.) Plenty of natural light pours through the huge windows on two walls, but the coffeehouse stays open until 8 p.m. anyway on weeknights (and 7 p.m. on weekends) long after the sun has gone down. There’s no sacrificing taste for ambiance; the cappuccino here is one of the best I’ve had in Evanston. Drink it down.
–Tara for TKGO City Guides500 Main St., Evanston. (847) 328-7940. Official site > Google Maps >